About our IMPRS

Talented junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions in Tübingen, Germany.  Fully-funded projects are offered at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the University of Tübingen, alongside a structured supporting program. The working language of our school is English.

The IMPRS program



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Research Fields

IMPRS students tackle research projects bridging the gap from molecules to living organisms. Transcending the boundaries of traditional life science disciplines,  methodologies and scientific approaches from different fields are combined to address topics inaccessible by isolated research areas. Access to wide-ranging, cutting-edge facilities enables this approach.



Application Open

Our online application is now open for students who want to join our program in Summer/Fall 2020.


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Application to the program involves three parts: filling in the online application form, uploading your certificates and supporting documents, and arranging for 2 reference letters to be submitted directly to our online system.
Deadline: midnight (CET) on February 29, 2020.


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